Shocker Internet Drive In - Week 18: "A Naschy Double Feature"
What better way to warm up a cold February evening than to load up the car with your "Main Squeeze" and head on down to the ol' Shocker Drive In for some scary Spainish fun.
Run time 188 minutes 34 secondsAudio/Visual sound, color
This week, we are happy to bring you a real "Naschy" double treat featuring the Spainish Lon Chaney - Paul Naschy.
After some choice previews of some of Paul's more famous flicks, we present the wide screen version of that 1970 monster fest "Assignment Terror" (also featuring Michael Rennie), followed by the 1973 boob and blood feast - "Count Dracula's Great Love" (Parental Guidance suggested).
So park the car, get your snacks from our fabulous concession stand and hold on to your loved one tight for one heck of a bloody Valentine!
February 7, 2015
Another two great features!
The first feature is "Assignment Terror" and it is amazing! Its similar to a great deal of Mexican and Italian horror films starring famous monsters. I really didn't know what I was getting into when I began watching this. It starts out with space aliens trying to take over earth, then there's a wolfman, then a mummy, then Dracula, and finally as I was thinking to myself woah this movie has everything but Frankenstein's monster guess who shows up?! The last time I saw all these guys in one movie was "Monster Squad" and that was 17 years after this movie was released. All praise aside the version of this rip is terrible! The sound often cuts in and out and at least once I noticed the dub go from Spanish to English. The picture quality is pretty damned bad too. I'd say the aspect ratio cuts off about 60% of your screen surrounding it with black bars on all sides. It also tends to be a bit grainy, poorly lit, and unfocused at times.
I'm really not sure how I feel about the next feature. Once again the picture suffers. If I had to guess I'd say its a bad pan and scan but I did get a good laugh out of it. When the opening credits start some of the words or letters are cut off, making Janus Films Presents into "Anus Films Presents". The movie itself is not too bad, just an average amount of bad. I'm assuming the effect they were going for was a an erotic Dracula love story but unless you find Girls Gone Wild erotic you're not going to be too aroused. In other words instead of building sexual tension or intrigue they just flash boobs at you. Not nearly a bad movie but just meh. Its use of atmosphere and occasional thought provoking dialogue add a few saving graces.